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Is a pigeon faster than uploading a video ?

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September 20, 2010 4:53:45 PM

Wow laughed at this thought only the USA had it this bad. Don't even think here is pigeons technology in the USA yet.

http://www.techeye.net/internet/head-to-head-broadband-...

Contest had a 300mb video clip send via pigeon and uploaded at the same time and guess who won.
Start = Beverley, Yorkshire UK
Finish = Lincolnshire UK
55Miles route or 1.29hours by car.

Go pigeon power.
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September 20, 2010 5:42:29 PM

Intersting comparison but a bit biased. If they compared 56k download off a old phone line and put the flash card strapped to a drunk pig, the pig will probably will as well.
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September 27, 2010 7:35:32 PM

The aim of the comparative review was to see which travels faster: video uploads by rural broadband or by pigeon post.

Well not really a 56k modem. So what is biased ?

This link shows uploads speeds of the world / planet earth and you can click the country of your choice to get more details.
http://speedtest.net/global.php#0

Top upload avg. is Asia at 2.66Mb/s (300kbps).
Europe upload avg. is 1.97Mb/s (230kbps).
USA upload avg. is 1.67Mb/s (200kbps).

UK tops out at max 10Mb/s (1000kbps) transfer speed.
http://speedtest.net/global.php#0,3,4

Transport Speed

Pigeon post (Rory)* 533Kbps

Broadband (Rural) 200Kbps

I have seen Fibre running at 33Mb/s , 0.6Mb/s (90kbps) close to Canada/Buffalo NY.
Mexico can do 1.67Mb/s (200kbps) if using business ADSL.
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